September 8, 1989 |
Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan will discuss economic aid during a visit to the United States that begins today, a government official here said. The official said that the prince, the brother of King Hussein, plans to meet with President Bush, Secretary of State James A. Baker III and officials of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
March 22, 1991 |
House and Senate negotiators shook hands on a multi-billion dollar spending bill after easing a proposal to slash aid to Jordan. The lawmakers softened the aid cut after the proposal prompted veto threats from White House budget chief Richard Darman. Legislators granted President Bush the power to restore the $57.2 million cut by declaring that King Hussein is working toward peace in the Middle East.
March 23, 1991 |
Congress gave final approval Friday to a bill authorizing $42.6 billion in U.S. and allied payments toward the cost of the Persian Gulf War, including a $655-million package of benefits for Desert Storm troops and veterans. Before departing on a two-week Easter recess, lawmakers also passed a related $4.8-billion "dire emergency" money bill that contains $650 million for Israel and $200 million for Turkey to defray war-related costs. Both measures were sent to President Bush for his signature.
April 1, 1997 |
Amid growing tension in the Middle East, Jordan's King Hussein is to meet President Clinton and other top U.S. officials today as part of desperate efforts to prevent the region's peace process from further unraveling. Hussein has maintained warmer relations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu than any other Arab leader.
February 17, 1991
QUESTION: Is Jordan's King Hussein siding with Saddam Hussein? ANSWER: The Jordanian monarch has been trying to walk a difficult diplomatic tightrope of neutrality. In an impassioned Feb. 6 address to his nation, he expressed the strongest possible sympathy and support for the Iraqi people, particularly the civilians enduring relentless bombardment and critical shortages of food, fuel, heat and water.
May 15, 1999 |
President Clinton is urging Japan, Germany, France and other creditor nations to cancel or defer Jordan's debts to help its new young king cope with a faltering economy. King Abdullah II arrived Friday for a weeklong official visit that will include a meeting with Clinton at the White House on Tuesday and talks with Cabinet officials and members of Congress.